An attempt to recreate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ went terribly wrong on Good Friday, March 25, in Santa Barbara, Guatemala (video below).
In the video, posted on YouTube March 28, the man playing Jesus falls off the cross. He is able to slow his descent by grabbing onto some ropes that were attached to the wooden structure before dropping to the ground, notes the Daily Mail.
According to the video's title on YouTube, the man fell about 13 feet.
The video was originally posted on the Facebook group page "Operaciones especially Mexico," which means "Special Operations Mexico" in English. The video went viral and had been viewed more than 300,000 times, the news site stated March 29.
Facebook commenters said:
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"That awkward moment when you're trying to be Christ, but you end up looking more like Tarzan"
According to Cuatro.com, a Spanish news site, actors portraying Jesus being crucified on Good Friday is a tradition in the area that goes back decades. The cross is held up by ropes in order to prevent accidents from happening.
The Latin American news site El Heraldo reports that the actor playing Jesus was not harmed, but his condition wasn't revealed to the public for several days. Firefighters finally announced that the man was not injured and was not taken to a hospital after the incident.
The man has been nicknamed "the flying Christ" and "Christ Batman" on social media sites.